Population of Fiji 2017

Population

Current population of Fiji is 920,938 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Fijian(s)
adjective: Fijian

Ethnic Groups

iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese)

note: a 2010 law replaces ‘Fijian’ with ‘iTuakei’ when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji (2007 est.)

Languages

English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani

Religions

Protestant 45% (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, and Anglican 0.8%), Hindu 27.9%, other Christian 10.4%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other 0.3%, none 0.8% (2007 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 27.7% (male 130,394/female 124,734)
15-24 years: 16.13% (male 75,803/female 72,774)
25-54 years: 41.08% (male 193,700/female 184,629)
55-64 years: 8.53% (male 39,853/female 38,748)
65 years and over: 6.55% (male 27,714/female 32,589) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 52.8
youth dependency ratio: 43.9
elderly dependency ratio: 8.9
potential support ratio: 11.2 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 28.6 years
male: 28.4 years
female: 28.8 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.6% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

18.6 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-6.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 54.5% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 1.18% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

SUVA (capital) 176,000 (2014)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

30 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 9.7 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 8.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 72.7 years
male: 70 years
female: 75.5 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.41 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

4.5% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

0.44 physicians/1,000 population (2009)

Hospital Bed Density

2 beds/1,000 population (2009)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 91.2% of population
total: 95.7% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 8.8% of population
total: 4.3% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 93.4% of population
rural: 88.4% of population
total: 91.1% of population

unimproved
urban: 6.6% of population
rural: 11.6% of population
total: 8.9% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.1% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

<1000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<100 (2016 est.)

Major Infectious Disease

note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

35.9% (2014)

Education Expenditures

3.9% of GDP (2013)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 18.7%
male: 14.8%
female: 25.4% (2007 est.)